Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability.
The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts.
Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and the broader public.
Please join us in congratulating Ph.D. student Alborz Ghandehari who has been awarded the 2013 UCSD Friends of the International Center Scholarship.
Please join us in congratulating Ph.D. student Linh Nguyen who has been selected as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Lucie Cheng prize for her MA thesis-based essay, “Recalling the Refugee: Culture Clash and Melancholic Racial Formation in Daughter from Danang."
Sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Center's Amerasia Journal, the prize carries with it a $1,000 prize and the publication of Linh's essay in the Fall 2013 issue of Amerasia Journal.
Congratulations to Ma Vang (Ph.D. 2012) and Long Bui (Ph.D. 2011) on their recent publications in the prestigious journal "Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique" (Summer 2012).
- Ma Vang: "The Refugee Soldier: A Critique of Recognition and Citizenship in the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997."
- Long Bui: "Globalization and the Public Cartographies of Vietnam Idol."
Both Ma and Long are now UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows at UC Riverside.
Congratulations to Christina Carney, Ph.D. candidate, who has an essay, based on her MA thesis, published in the edited collection, Wish To Live: The Hip Hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader, edited by Ruth Nicole Brown and Chamara Jewel Kwakye. Here is the amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Live-Educational-Pedagogical-Perspectives/dp/1433106469.
Christina's publication is Chapter 7 in the book.
Congratulations to Maile Arvin, Ph.D. candidate, who has accepted the 2012-13 Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship which she will hold at Dartmouth University.
Congratulations to Kyung Hee Ha, Ph.D. candidate, who has been awarded the 2012 UCSD Friends of the International Center Scholarship.
Congratulations to Stevie Ruiz, Ph.D. candidate, who has been awarded the University of California President's Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2012-13.
Congratulations to Professor Curtis Marez, Vice Chair of Ethnic Studies, who has been elected President of the American Studies Association effective July 2012. This is an honor for the department, and we wish him success in all his undertakings during his leadership term.
Congratulations to Professor Yen Espiritu, Chair of Ethnic Studies, who has been selected as the first recipient of a Mentorship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), to be awarded in April, 2012 at the annual AAAS meeting in Washington, DC!
From the AAAS letter:
"AAAS created this award to celebrate the outstanding mentorship of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and/or colleagues in the field of Asian American Studies. This award marks the significance of mentoring in our growing field; without excellent and devoted mentors, Asian American Studies would miss one of its most valuable personal and professional dimensions. The many colleagues and former students who wrote to support your nomination spoke of your long record of genuine collegiality, your empathy for others, and your fostering of critical thinking and social justice. Let me add my heartfelt words of appreciation to theirs, and thank you for all the things you have done to advance our field."
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